Brown Family Album

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1890

Location Note

photo albums # 230, 231, 238, 239

GUSN

GUSN-193799

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Description

This photograph album, with dimensions 10 1/2 x 13 x 1 3/4 inches, contains fifty gelatin silver prints taken in the 1890s related to the Brown family, thirty-nine of which are identified and commented upon by the son or daughter of Bessie Belle (Woodard) Brown and Louis H. Brown on a separate typewritten sheet. Photographs document family life, rural farms, and domestic, religious, public, and commercial buildings, including properties in: Loudon, New Hampshire("Brown Family Farm," Town Hall); Canterbury, New Hampshire ("Foster Farm"); Hanover, New Hampshire (Dartmouth College); Loudon Center, New Hampshire (unidentified church, unidentified schoolhouse); Portland, Maine (Longfellow statue, Portland railroad station, port and dock area, including view with a large paddle steamer); Leominster, Massachusetts; and Worcester, Massachusetts (10 Kilby Street, Coes Pond). Views of the Dartmouth College campus include two photographs, one of the annotator's father and his brothers (Arthur N. Brown, Karl L. Brown, Walter A. Brown) in an unidentified room, and one of Anson W. Brown in his dormitory room. The album includes informal portraits of Bessie Belle (Woodard) Brown, Louis H. Brown (in his bedroom; holding a shotgun; with Whittall Mills employees), and the annotator's grandmother, Susan Elisabeth (Foster) Brown. A final photograph pictures an outdoor skeet shooting party attended, among others, by two of the Brown brothers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

agricultural equipment
bedrooms
brothers
carriages (vehicles)
group portraits
horse-drawn vehicles
people by family relationship
lighthouses
musical instruments
recreation
shotguns
students
violins
university and college buildings
farms
churches (buildings)
schools (buildings)
commercial buildings
social and civic buildings
public buildings
steamboats
docks
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)
gelatin silver prints

Additional Identification Number

album number 230

Physical Description

1 photograph album ; 10 1/2 x 13 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

2007

Reference Code

PC009.230

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
Maine (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)
gelatin silver prints

Descriptive Terms

Agricultural machinery
Bedrooms
Brothers
Carriages (vehicles)
Dogs
Domestic animals
Group portraits
Horse-drawn vehicles
Family
Lighthouses
Musical instruments
Outdoor recreation
Shotguns
Students
Violins
Brown, Alvah
Brown, Anson
Brown, Arthur N.
Brown, Bessie Belle Woodard
Brown, Clara
Brown, Hattie
Brown, Karl L.
Brown, Louis H.
Brown, Susan Elisabeth Foster
Brown, Walter A.
Loudon, NH
Canterbury, NH
Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College
Portland, Maine
Leominster, MA
Worcester, MA
Paddle steamer

Description Level

Item

Location Note

photo albums # 230, 231, 238, 239